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Mazuri????

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by Ray--Opo, Apr 15, 2019.

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  1. Ray--Opo

    Ray--Opo Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Ok bought this on Amazon from a place called Pet supply of Chicago. I have feed it to Opo 3 times. Everytime I do it I have a uncomfortable feeling. So I have decided to stop.
    What do you all think?
    Also cannot find the company online. 20190415_093905.jpg 20190415_094118.jpg
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    Ray--Opo Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Many people on eBay buy the 25lb bag and then repackage it into smaller amounts and sell it for a profit.
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    Ray--Opo Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Thanks
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    Ray--Opo Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    It is the 5m21 do you know if that is the original or the LS?
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    5M21 is the original, the good stuff :D

    I'm sure Opo will love it
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    Ya that's the original Mazuri. I get 2lb repackaged bags from eBay.
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    He is not loving it yet but I add little by little to his food. I understand that I should feed just a couple of times a week. How many pellets with Opo at 7 lbs? Any guesses?
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    I had the same question:

    https://tortoiseforum.org/index.php?threads/173099/

    At that size I was giving about 3-5 pellets as a serving, I think
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    Did you soak it in water first? My torts will literally sell there soul for one bite.
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    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
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    Yes soak until their mushy.
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    Isn't there a lot of cereals in that stuff, which tortoises wouldn't normally be able to access, or eat, in the wild?
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    When a tortoise is eating through a field of grass he doesn't just eat the blades and spit out the seeds. "Cereal" is seeds. Mazuri is one of the good ones.
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    The ingredients list impresses no one. The results from feeding it impress every one who tries it. Its good stuff. I was pretty anti commercial prepared diets for a long time. Why feed bought-in-a-bag crap when you can feed "real" food instead, right? I was wrong. I was ignorant. Now I know better. I use it as an occasional supplement and love it now.
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    One more voice chiming in. You've got the right stuff, and you are feeding it the same way I do. Soaked, once or twice a week.

    I used to always mix it with greens, but now I usually offer it by itself, or sometimes on a bed of grass hay and garnished with flowers. I think either way works.
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    Thanks Tom, I am mixing it with zucchini shredded up or acorn squash. Not a lot of a serving. Hopefully I will get to the point of just serving it in a pile.
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